Neurocysticercosis in a north Indian hospital

Mohanty, Srujana; Deb, Monorama; Aggarwal, Pushpa
July 2008
Tropical Doctor;Jul2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p177
Academic Journal
journal article
In endemic regions, neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most commonly diagnosed parasitic disease of the central nervous system, and the most common cause of convulsions and hydrocephalus in adults. During January 2000-December 2006, serum samples collected from patients presenting with various manifestations with a clinical diagnosis of cysticercosis and/or relevant computed tomography findings were subjected to an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test for NCC. Anti-cysticercus antibodies were detected in 155 of the 1096 (14.1%) cases. Generalized seizure (33.9%) was the most common presenting symptom. Solitary lesion (74.2%) was the most common radiological finding. This study provides an assessment of the epidemiology of NCC in Delhi and stresses the need for its prevention.


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